Pastoral aims and the house system

The social, emotional and spiritual development of the pupils is very important at Hunter Hall Primary School, Penrith. An active house system rewards good work and behaviour, as well as promoting healthy competition in a wide range of sports and activities.

Our aims for our children and the school are ambitious, and include:

  • Being a school where the well-being of everyone is a prime concern of each member of our community
  • Supporting a learning community in which children and adults can realise their full potential
  • providing a safe, stimulating and enriching environment where everyone is able to enjoy good health and well-being
  • Encouraging pupils to grow up to be responsible, active members of their community
  • promoting emotional intelligence
  • Promoting regular attendance and good behaviour as pre-conditions for maintaining high standards of achievement
  • Encouraging each child to develop his/her own individuality, whilst learning also that personal freedom involves responsibility to others
  • Promoting a values-based PSHE curriculum which helps to give a firm moral basis in these times when so many attitudes, beliefs and ethics are questioned daily
  • Providing equal opportunities for all pupils regardless of ability, religion, race, culture or gender
  • encouraging tolerance and understanding between all members of our community
  • A clear understanding that effort, kindness, good manners and smart appearance will be valued
  • Fostering a community where everyone helps each other and looks after our environment
Hunter Hall Primary School Penrith Pastoral System